|Birth: ||Jan. 16, 1931|
St. Louis County
|Death: ||Oct. 4, 2009|
Enid, OK — The graveside service for Dorris Jean Sneed Coffee, 78, of Enid, will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, in Paradise Cemetery, Breckinridge. Pastor AD Devor will officiate. Arrangements are by Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home. Family visitation will be 10-11 a.m. prior to service at the funeral home.
She was born Jan. 16, 1931, in St. Louis to William Lyman and Mahalia Emmaline Smith Sneed and died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009.
She spent her younger years in St. Louis and St. Francis, Ark. Her younger years were spent in and around St. Louis and a little town, St. Francis, in the northeast corner of Arkansas. Jean grew up around horses, as her father was a trainer for and showed American-bred saddle horses in Missouri, Illinois and Kansas, even into Arkansas.
Jean met her husband-to-be, Marlon Coffee, in an amusement park in St. Louis in 1947, when she was 16. Then, on April 2, 1948, in St. Francis, Ark., they were married by her uncle, William Lyman Sneed, the Baptist minister.
She lived with her parents and little sister while Marlon was in Germany; coming home to a new son, Marlon Jr. Through the following 50-plus years, they were blessed with five more boys and three girls, which was quite an impressive family for them.
She studied art, worked as an aide at age 15 and at numerous jobs, receiving the waitress of the month award at Whiteman N.C.O. Club, was the banquet secretary for Holiday Inn, earned her GED at age 52, and did clothes for military personnel and cleaned base housing.
Surviving are her children, Marlon Jr, Robert, Linda, Chris, Tony, Sandra and Mahalia; two sisters, Louise Camp of Ringold and Nancy Dees of O'Fallon, Mo.; 24 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marlon, two sons and one grandson.
Marlon M Coffee (1929 - 2004)*
Christopher Coffee (1954 - 2014)*
Created by: Alice P.
Record added: Oct 07, 2009
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grandma i know these were your favorite you are greatly missed by all youd be happy to know im following in your foot steps and tracing our genealogy. how sad it makes me to know ill never get to hear your laugh or hug you again. lord knows i miss u im so...(Read more)|
Added: Dec. 10, 2012
May you rest in peace Mrs. Coffee. It sounds like you were a great lady.|
Added: Mar. 1, 2012